Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported 28 separate cybersecurity breaches related to patient data. Two recent attacks on hospital chains are part of a larger emerging trend in healthcare hacking.
HIMSS19 was an exciting, promising whirlwind that bodes well for the future of healthcare. If I had to pin down a theme, it would be “interoperability” — what it is, how healthcare consumerism has transformed it, why it matters for patient engagement, and how technology can achieve it.
How much money can primary care save emergency departments? Why is teen tobacco use on the rise for the first time in years? What drives healthcare costs more, prices or utilization? Find the answers to these questions and more in The Rundown, our weekly digest of healthcare’s most important issues!